[mythtv-users] OT: HDMI and DVI questions

Michael J. Lynch mlynch at gcom.com
Wed Dec 15 15:01:44 UTC 2004

Doug Larrick wrote:

> Michael J. Lynch wrote:
>> As far as I can tell the receiver's DVI is DVI-I (analog and digital)
>>  and since HDMI is digital only my guess is the cable connects the
>> digital side of the DVI to HDMI.
>> If this is the case, then the monitor is what is decoding the digital
>> (MPEG2?) stream is it not?  This got me thinking about how this fits
>> in with Myth.
> Nope, DVI is a digital transport, but its data is uncompressed frames, 
> not MPEG.  If your set had a FireWire input, it's possible it could 
> decode MPEG.
> -Doug
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Ah...so it's the HD reciever that is doing the decode and then just sending
raw digital data out the DVI port?

Michael J. Lynch

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